Our Doctors are Best at Controlling High Blood Pressure

(DAYTON, OHIO, February 15, 2024) PriMED Physicians, a local, independent medical group, achieves outstanding outcomes for patients with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). More than 90 percent of these patients have reached their goal of controlled blood pressure (compared to the national average of 44% blood pressure control as reported by the CDC) and have sustained this 90% control rate for 10 years.

 

Controlling high blood pressure for the 119.9 million adults in the U.S. who are diagnosed with hypertension results in fewer heart attacks and strokes, less heart failure, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction and vision loss. 

According to PriMED President Janette Froehlich, M.D., “PriMED Physicians is a national leader in blood pressure management. By using our consistent process and engaging our patients as partners in health, PriMED has been able to achieve truly remarkable results.”

The PriMED healthcare team achieves these results by:

  • following a consistent, standardized process to diagnose and treat high blood pressure.
  • using technology to diagnosis the condition and identify the causes of the hypertension. PriMED also uses a software application tied to the EHR for medication recommendations, taking into consideration each patient’s unique medical history.
  • displaying the patient’s data on a monitor in the exam room, the provider and patient can review and discuss options, giving the patient a stronger understanding of his/her health situation.

 

Douglas Romer, M.D., practiced primary care at PriMED Centerville for 36 years. He has retired from direct patient care, but he continues to advocate for better heart health. In November, Dr. Romer presented PriMED’s success in hypertension treatment at the national conference for the American Heart Association in Philadelphia, PA, and to the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam this past summer.

“PriMED’s high blood pressure control rate greater than 90% is extraordinary and a tremendous benefit to their patients. Maintaining this control for 10 straight years is a true breakthrough in medicine. PriMED’s staff and physicians’ focus on successfully treating the world’s leading killer is to be commended,” said Romer.

PriMED Physicians is a physician-owned, independent medical group serving the Dayton area, specializing in family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology and clinical research. With over 40 providers and 12 locations, we are focused on providing exceptional care, while addressing the cost of care. More information is at primedphysicians.com and facebook.com/PrimedPhysicians.

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